Planning & Development

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of five members who hear and decide appeals for: alleged error by Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of the Official Zoning Ordinance; variance from the Official Zoning Ordinance and; any other matter where a decision may be specifically required by provision of the Official Zoning Ordinance. Members are appointed by the City Council and authorized by the City of Seneca, Official Zoning Ordinance, Section 900.

Application & Meeting Schedule

Zoning Board of Appeals meetings occur on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 221 E. North First Street. The deadline for applications is 12:00 PM on the dates listed below. Please note meetings are subject to change and may be cancelled if there is no official business to conduct. All meetings are open to the public.

Application Deadline (12PM EST) Meeting Date (6PM EST)
Thursday, December 28, 2023 Thursday, January 18, 2024
Thursday, January 25, 2024 Thursday, February 15, 2024
Thursday, February 29, 2024 Thursday, March 21, 2024
Thursday, March 28, 2024 Thursday, April 18, 2024
Thursday, April 25, 2024 Thursday, May 16, 2024
Thursday, May 30, 2024 Thursday, June 20, 2024
Thursday, June 27, 2024 Thursday, July 18, 2024
Thursday, July 25, 2024 Thursday, August 15, 2024
Thursday, August 29, 2024 Thursday, September 19, 2024
Thursday, September 26, 2024 Thursday, October 17, 2024
Thursday, October 31, 2024 Thursday, November 21, 2024
Wednesday, November 27, 2024 Thursday, December 19, 2024

Board Members

Seat Member Term Expiration
1 Michael Parker 2024
2 Tammy Garland (Vice Chair) 2024
3 Dr. Ronald Moore 2024
4 Allen Hart 2024
5 John Voss 2024

Note To Applicant(s): Please refrain from contacting any member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in matters related to your application. Any communication outside the public hearing, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, phone calls, written correspondence, e-mails, instant messaging, and the next level of technology that presents itself with any member of the Zoning Board of Appeals is considered an "ex parte communication." An "ex parte communication" occurs when an interested party in the matter to be decided (or representative) and a quasi-judicial decision-maker discuss, outside the formal hearing process, the substance of the matter to be decided. If this were to occur the decision-maker is disqualified (must be recused) from voting on the matter. Outside communications also create an appearance of impropriety and serves to undercut public confidence in the integrity of the process.

Meeting Documents

Zoning Board of Appeals

2024 2023 2022 Archive


location Location:
221 E North 1st St.
Seneca, SC 29678
hours Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM


Xavier Bauguess
Zoning Administrator:
Tracy Chapman
Code Enforcement:
Angie Moss
Transit Assistant:
Building Official/Fire Marshal:
Ronald Butts
Administrative Assistant:
Heather Strother


phone Phone:
mailing-address Mailing:
P.O. Box 4773
Seneca, SC 29679

Contact Info

221 E North 1st St. Seneca, SC 29678

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